Lewis is the executive producer of the Sensemaker Daily podcast and The Backstory with Andrew Neil. He’s previously worked at Times Radio, BBC Radio 4 and LBC.
Thursday 8 June 2023
The Ukraine dam explosion
An explosion at a vast Ukrainian dam that sent flood water cascading into neighbourhoods on either side of the Dnipro river has caused international outrage. What does it tell us about the next stage of the war?
Friday 16 December 2022
Iran’s public executions
Iran has begun publicly executing people who took part in the nationwide protests following the death of Mahsa Amini. The regime has been damaged by the unrest and mass killings could weaken it further.
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested. A month after his cryptocurrency exchange FTX collapsed, what has it revealed about the industry?
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Strike hit Britain
A month of disruption on Britain’s railways has begun with a 48 hour strike affecting thousands of services. What impact will it all have?
Monday 12 December 2022
Musking it: Inside Elon’s Twitter takeover
The inside story of a troubled company that was bought by the world’s richest man
Thursday 10 November 2022
Williamson pays the price
Gavin Williamson has been forced to leave the cabinet for the third time since 2019. Why did he have to go and what questions does it raise about the prime minister’s judgement?
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Recharging Britain’s battery plans
Plans to build a factory that makes batteries for electric cars have been thrown into doubt. What does it mean for the UK’s electric vehicle revolution?
Tuesday 25 October 2022
The second Conservative leadership contest of the year was conducted with almost no discussion of actual policy, so what kind of prime minister might Rishi Sunak be?
Friday 21 October 2022
Liz Truss quits
Liz Truss will go down in history as Britain’s shortest serving prime minister. How did we get here and what happens next?
Tuesday 18 October 2022
“There hasn’t been a coup”
A cabinet minister insisted that “there hasn’t been a coup” and that Liz Truss “is not under a desk”. But you wouldn’t have blamed the prime minister if she was after her new chancellor dismantled the mini budget and with it, her political project.
Friday 30 September 2022
The markets are in turmoil, the International Monetary Fund has openly criticised the government and the Bank of England has been forced to take emergency action. But the government is sticking to its plan, so how could it deliver growth?
Thursday 22 September 2022
Mini budget, big money
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will set out the government’s economic plans in a mini budget. The focus will be on growing the economy. This is how he will try to do it and who will benefit.
Friday 16 September 2022
William and Harry: divided in grief
Princes William and Harry have stood side-by-side to remember their grandmother, the Queen. Will their public displays of solidarity lead to an improvement in their relationship?
Wednesday 14 September 2022
Is Ukraine winning?
Since the start of September Ukraine has made sweeping gains in the east of the country. What does it mean for the war?
Wednesday 7 September 2022
Troubles for Truss
As prime minister, Liz Truss faces a raft of problems: energy price rises fuelled by the war in Ukraine, a struggling economy and the NHS under pressure.
Tuesday 30 August 2022
Thank the Lord
Peter Cruddas is a self-made billionaire, a Conservative party donor and now, a Lord. His rise reveals a lot about Boris Johnson’s battle with parliament
Wednesday 13 July 2022
Picking the Prime Minister
The Conservative Party has begun choosing its new leader. How will the contest work, and who will pick the next prime minister?
Friday 8 July 2022
Inside the interview: Katharine Birbalsingh
In the final bonus episode of the series, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with headteacher and Social Mobility Commission chair, Katharine Birbalsingh
Friday 8 July 2022
Boris Johnson’s legacy
Boris Johnson has quit after losing the confidence of his parliamentary party and squandering an 80 seat majority in less than three years. What did he achieve in that time?
Thursday 7 July 2022
Johnson on the brink
Chris Pincher’s drunken night at a private members club has set off an extraordinary series of events that could lead to Boris Johnson being ousted as prime minister. How did we get here?
Friday 1 July 2022
Inside the interview: Kevin Rudd
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with the former Australian prime minister, Kevin Rudd
Friday 24 June 2022
Inside the interview: David Miliband
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with former UK foreign secretary and president of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband.
Friday 17 June 2022
Inside the interview: Justin King
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects in his interview with Justin King, former chief executive of J Sainsbury
Friday 10 June 2022
Inside the interview: Charles Moore
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with Charles Moore, the former editor of the Daily Telegraph and member of the House of Lords
Friday 3 June 2022
Inside the interview: David Davis
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with veteran Conservative MP and former cabinet minister, David Davis
Friday 27 May 2022
Inside the interview: Ash Sarkar
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with the left-wing writer and contributing editor at Novara Media, Ash Sarkar
Friday 20 May 2022
Inside the interview: Wolfgang Ischinger
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador and chair of the Munich Security Conference from 2008 until 2022
Friday 13 May 2022
Inside the interview: Robert Kagan
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with Robert Kagan, a contributing columnist at the Washington Post and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
Friday 6 May 2022
Inside the interview: Fiona Hill
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with former director for Europe and Russia at the US National Security Council, Fiona Hill
Friday 29 April 2022
Inside the interview: General David Petraeus
In a bonus episode for Tortoise members, Andrew Neil reflects on his interview with former CIA director and commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus
Thursday 24 March 2022
Spring Statement: what does it mean for you?
Yesterday’s economic update was not a Budget, but with the cost of living soaring Rishi Sunak was facing calls to ease the squeeze. Did the chancellor rise to the challenge?
Thursday 17 March 2022
British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has returned home to the UK after being held hostage by Iran for nearly six years. What do we know about why she was finally released?